A box from Buffalo Wool Co arrived yesterday. This was a special box – well they are all special – but this box held the goodies that I purchased at Stitches South! It felt like the box took forever!
I love the anticipation of the arrival… the waiting… will the contents be as good as I remember… will the colours as deep or the yarn as soft! Am I still in love with what I saw and purchased. The answer is YES!
While I was at Stitches and visiting with Ron and Theresa – I got the chance to pick some colours of Sexy and the Sexy with a Silver Lining – you see I have this idea for a sweater! The colour is called Forbidden – I do like the name and nothing should be “Forbidden”! And well, you will have to wait and see what comes out of it!
I also picked a colour of Sexy for me. It was love at first sight and has only gotten deeper with the separation – Baby Makin’ Blue. I see a lace shawl here – one with beads and, and…. you will see!
Now for the Stitches project (no name as yet) – I only bought one yarn, but oh what a yarn. 100% silk, currently undyed, with a thin multi filament spun through the yarn. This silk comes from Swan Hollow Studio – so many choices! There is about 1000 yds – enough for a decent size shawl. This is going to be a painted shawl. I also purchased a hand crafted glass button from Sheila and Michael Ernst. This button will be the colour inspiration for the painting of the shawl and the closure for the shawl! I love multi purpose.
There is a lot of wait and see here – I will start soon! Just as soon as I clear a few other things off of the needles – oh and the new needles (also from Sheila and Michael Ernst) should be just the right size for the painted silk shawl!
I collect wooden boxes – I have few (perspective is everything! LOL!) in the house. When I saw the Shaker Boxes at Stitches I just fell in love. The ones I bought were small – the smallest that he makes, but I can add as time goes by! The top box is only 3 inches wide and 1 inch high.
Anticipation does not just apply to knitting. It can also be applied to the garden! Our garden is a work in progress – when we found Sophie we had to fence the backyard and pulled most of the old plantings out and we have been rebuilding ever since.
We planted a clematis vine two years ago. A beautiful purple/pink bloom was promised! The first year – one bloom, the second year – one bloom – but this year 11 blooms and it finally looks like it might stay! I was sure that it was dead and gone a couple of times!
I hope that you have a great long weekend! Mine will be spent with either camera or knitting needles in hand!